I’m not a huge Twitter fan, it’s quite full of noise, and I find it hard to concentrate in noisy environments.
The one thing I love about twitter is being able to read Alain De Botton’s inner thoughts. Every time a tweet from him appears I take time to read it, think about it, and if it’s something I find interesting, I mark it with a ★ so that I can come back and read it again later on.
Here is a list of Alain’s recent tweets I have ★’d:
- Sad that paying our taxes, the single biggest present we make to others in society, is not accompanied by even the smallest thank you.
- There are meetings which, when cancelled at the last minute, give one an ecstatic feeling of having cheated death for a little longer.
- The only way to get anything unpleasant done is of course to line up a yet more unpleasant task as an alternative.
- That everyone is as immature, hysterical & in need of love as we are is, despite all the evidence, one of life’s continuous surprises.
- The reason to travel: there are inner transitions we can’t properly cement without a change of locations.
- We focus on solving individual worries, forgetting we are just perennially anxious people, who endlessly replace one concern with another.
- I feel an instant bond with people who find it hard to fall and stay asleep. It suggests things get to them, as they do to me.
- The hope on picking up a book: that it will tell us what we know but haven’t had time to think.
- Anxiety grows from thoughts we haven’t given ourselves time to have.
- 5 years after first child, despite the joy, still cannot witness a couple expecting without feeling sorry for, and worrying about them.
- To try to discover what our gifts are – then to align them with something the world might need – and pay for. A lifetime’s struggle.
You can check his twitter account out here.